Congratulations to Voncia Walters for being named the first recipient of the Rappahannock General Hospital BEE Award!
The BEE Award, which stands for Beyond Exceptional Expectations, was created to recognize team members outside of the nursing field for going above and beyond in their care for patients, visitors and colleagues. It’s meant to complement the internationally known DAISY Award for nursing because just as the DAISY cannot bloom without the support of the BEE, nurses cannot do their best work without the outstanding teamwork provided by other health care professionals on their team.
“This award honors the extraordinary work of our support staff and Voncia is a most deserving honoree,” J. Alan Bailey, Rappahannock General Hospital vice president administrator, shares. “We are grateful to have team members doing such incredible work here at this hospital.”
Voncia is a behavioral health technician in the Rappahannock General Hospital (RGH) Bridges Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit. She has been at RGH for more than eight years. Her nominations for this award included many stories about her ensuring patients are cared for in a way that make them feel their best. These examples ranged from doing patients’ hair, painting their fingernails, sourcing a comfort item that will help them feel more at ease as well as dedicating time and energy to making sure they are hearing kind words and getting individual attention.
“Her laughter, thoughtfulness and energetic nature are inspiring to us all,” her nomination form says.
At work, Voncia most enjoys doing special activities with her patients.
“I’m just here to be good help to those in need and to provide the best care that I can to my patients,” she shares.
Outside of work, Voncia is a proud mother of two boys, Antonio, age 10, and Savior, age 6, and the daughter of Valcenia Walters. She resides in Lively, Va. and attends Willie Chapel Baptist Church. In her free time, Walters enjoys shopping, spending time with her family and friends and especially visiting with her 92-year-old great grandmother.
The Rappahannock General Hospital BEE Award will be chosen quarterly. Any non-nursing team member is eligible for nomination and nominations may be submitted by patients, patients’ families, visitors and fellow RGH team members. Reach out to Joanna_Marchetti@bshsi.org to submit a nomination or for more information.
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